I remet a man I've known for years a few weeks ago. I'm rarely wrong about anyone, but this was a guy I had been completely wrong about in the past. He's pretty damn close to one of the greatest humans I've come across (save A.L., of course), and, I quickly fell madly, passionately, extraordinarily in love with him. It's a pretty sweet deal that the same thing happened to him.
Anyone who's ever tried to explain epic, easy, feels-like-coming-home love has failed miserably. It's nothing you can put words to...it's just so right. What we end up with is a bunch of cheesy crap like "when ya know, ya know," and trite words like "soulmate" and "love of my life." I hate that stuff. Mainly because it's true. And the only thing worse than something being fluffed up and ineloquent is it also holding truth.
If you're reading this, you're my good friend. You already know I have never put much stock in the institution of marriage. So, imagine my surprise when said guy says he'd marry me tomorrow about two days into our relationship, and I'm totally cool with it. Not just cool with it - into it. With no hesitation whatsoever, I told him I'd marry him, too.
There's not a whole lot of point in waiting around and putting off something you want to do. And, ya gotta love the brass ones on a guy who believes so strongly in how he feels for you that he reserves the plane tickets and chapel in Vegas shortly after putting the "taken" rock on your hand. For the girl who's never written a boy's last name behind hers (and won't be doing that now either, for the record), is kinda grossed out by the pomp surrounding most weddings, and likes action...well, this is all perfect.
My sweet friend, if you didn't know about this, please don't be hurt. Very few did. The mom found out Saturday morning at breakfast. It's nothing personal. For anyone questioning my decision, you are quite welcome to believe anything you want, but kindly keep it to yourself. I'm a grown ass woman, and I've made heaps of quality decisions in my life. This would be at the top of that list.
Here's to happy ever after.